Keri Hainsworth, PhD
PhD, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Postdoctoral training in pediatric pain, Medical College of Wisconsin
- Chronic Pain
- Pain Measurement
- Pain, Postoperative
- Pediatric Obesity
- Quality of Life
- Pediatric chronic pain with co-morbid obesity
- Pediatric acute pain
- Yoga as a therapeutic intervention for pediatric pain
(Czarnecki ML, Hainsworth K, Simpson PM, Arca MJ, Uhing MR, Zhang L, Grippe A, Varadarajan J, Rusy LM, Firary M, Weisman SJ.) Pain Manag Nurs. 2020 Feb;21(1):72-80 PMID: 31494028 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85071697982 09/09/2019
(Czarnecki ML, Guastello A, Turner HN, Wrona SK, Hainsworth KR.) Pain Manag Nurs. 2019 08;20(4):305-308 PMID: 31103499 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85065550045 05/20/2019
(Cunningham NR, Jagpal A, Nelson S, Jastrowski Mano KE, Tran ST, Lynch-Jordan AM, Hainsworth K, Peugh J, Mara CA, Kashikar-Zuck S.) Clin J Pain. 2019 03;35(3):238-246 PMID: 30362983 PMCID: PMC6367022 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85061145172 10/27/2018
(Hainsworth KR, Liu XC, Simpson PM, Swartz AM, Linneman N, Tran ST, Medrano GR, Mascarenhas B, Zhang L, Weisman SJ.) Children (Basel). 2018 Jul 04;5(7) PMID: 29973555 PMCID: PMC6068554 07/06/2018
(Czarnecki ML, Hainsworth KR, Simpson PM, Weisman SJ.) Pain Med. 2018 04 01;19(4):742-752 PMID: 29099960 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85057473652 11/04/2017
(Pearce JI, Brousseau DC, Yan K, Hainsworth KR, Hoffmann RG, Drendel AL.) Acad Emerg Med. 2018 03;25(3):267-274 PMID: 28992364 PMCID: PMC5842101 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85042921970 10/11/2017
(Holley AL, Zhou C, Wilson AC, Hainsworth K, Palermo TM.) Pain. 2018 01;159(1):48-56 PMID: 28957835 PMCID: PMC5857397 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85044210467 09/29/2017
(Kovacic K, Hainsworth K, Sood M, Chelimsky G, Unteutsch R, Nugent M, Simpson P, Miranda A.) Lancet Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2017 10;2(10):727-737 PMID: 28826627 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85031869361 08/23/2017
(Jastrowski Mano KE, Gibler RC, Rusy LM, Ladwig RJ, Madormo CO, Hainsworth KR.) Pain Manag Nurs. 2017 10;18(5):288-294 PMID: 28778414 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85026532337 08/06/2017
(Alison M. Stoner, Melissa Santos, and Keri R. Hainsworth.) Pediatric Pain Newsletter. 10/22/2018
(Hainsworth KR, Czarnecki ML, Weisman SJ, Simpson PM.) Pain Med. 2018 Mar 27 PMID: 29596622 03/30/2018
(Liu XC, Hainsworth K, Simpson P, Lyon R, Tassone C, Weisman S.) Journal of Child Science. 1 January 2018;8(1):e36-e42 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85054494473 01/01/2018
Dr. Hainsworth earned a MS (1991) and PhD (1994) in Experimental Psychology at the University of Wisconsin. Her studies emphasized Cognition and Perception, with further emphases in the areas of Developmental Psychology, Physiological Psychology, and Communication Sciences and Disorders. Dr. Hainsworth was an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Psychology and Physical Therapy at Carroll (College) University from 1995-2005. She joined the MCW faculty in 2006 after completing a Post-doctoral Fellowship in Pediatric Pain at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
Her research interests focus on the interrelationships between pain and obesity in children and adolescents. Dr. Hainsworth has shown that youth who experience both chronic pain and obesity have significantly lower quality of life than youth with chronic pain alone or obesity alone. She has also shown that youth with co-occurring pain and obesity have altered pain thresholds. Subsequent studies will be directed at elucidating the mechanisms underlying pain in this population. In addition, she has designed and conducted a number of studies focused on the benefits of yoga for children and adolescents. The study samples have included youth with chronic headache pain, youth with pediatric obesity and a sample of high school sophomores.
As well as conducting her own research, Dr. Hainsworth currently serves as the Research Director of the Jane B. Pettit Pain Management Center at Children’s Wisconsin. The Pain Management Center includes Anesthesiologists, a Clinical Psychologist, Advanced Practice Nurses, and Nurses specializing in chronic pain. The Center’s research program covers a broad range of areas important to acute and chronic pain management, such as optimal opioid delivery systems, post-surgical pain management, and the study of biopsychosocial factors that impact patients’ lives. The Pain Center is known for our inclusion of integrative medicine and a biopsychosocial approach to pediatric pain.
Karley Wentz, BS, is the Clinical Research Coordinator for the Children's Wisconsin Pain Center. As a critical member of our research program, Karley works with patients and families, and collaborates with colleagues at MCW and Children's.